Record of two Threatened Fish Species under Genus Barilius Hamilton, 1822 from Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal
- Country : India
- Subject : Zoology
Present study reveals that the genus Barilius represents two closely related species, B. barna (Hamilton, 1822) and B. vagra (Hamilton, 1822) in the freshwater system of Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal, India. Apparently these two species seems to be the same species because of their similar pattern of vertical stripes on the upper half of lateral side and laterally compressed body as well as more or less similar body colour. But closer examination can distinguish these two species by convex ventral margin and absence of barbells in B. barna. Both the species is being first time reported from South Bengal, Paschim Medinipur District.